Loads of minerality and a nose of honeyed golden apple greet you immediately on the nose. A palate of Japanese pear, cherry blossom and caramelized lemon flow into this medium bodied, vibrant white wine. Bright acidity is balanced by the rich depth with a finish that won’t quit.
From more basalt soils, the 2017 Chardonnay Frenchman Hills is another beautiful wine from this team that was fermented in a mix of puncheons and concrete and aged all in barrel. Lots of minerality, honeyed golden apple, brioche, and subtle caramelized lemon notes all flow to a medium-bodied, vibrant white that has bright acidity, plenty of richness and depth, and a great finish.